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Recipe for Homemade Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

This homemade hot chocolate with red wine is a cocktail that doubles as dessert!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot chocolate, red wine, wine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups whole milk or almond or coconut
  • 1 750- ml bottle fruit-forward California red wine such as Merlot or Zinfandel
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream for serving

Instructions

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Whisk the chocolate chips, brown sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, salt and milk together in a slow cooker set on high. Cover and allow to come to temperature (10-15 minutes), then whisk again and add wine. Cook on high for one hour, stopping to whisk every 20 minutes.
  • Ladle hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows and enjoy.

Stovetop Method:

  • Whisk the chocolate chips, brown sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt together in a large saucepan or stockpot. Add milk and bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat, whisking often. Once hot chocolate is blended and smooth (about 8-10 minutes), reduce to low heat and add wine. Cook for 5 minutes more. Ladle hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows and enjoy.

Notes

Toasted marshmallows are optional, but encouraged.